Small Business Center

Coastal Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center (SBC) is part of a statewide network designed to support the development and growth of small businesses. Millions of Americans choose to pursue the dream of being their own boss. Just look around our community and you will see strong evidence that the free enterprise system is alive and well in Onslow County. But turning the dream of small business ownership into reality is no easy task. It often requires intensive planning and research, creative problem solving, strong determination to succeed, and the savvy to navigate countless regulatory agencies and resource options.
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Your Small Business Center can help, and we are right here in your local community!

Our experienced counselors and trainers can help take the confusion out of what can seem like an endless list of rules, regulations, and red tape. We can show you what it takes to start your business, serve as a sounding board for your ideas, and assist you as your business grows. The SBC offers a multi-faceted approach to facilitating business development by providing prospective and current small business owners with a central point of contact for information, education, and assistance.

Seminars & Workshops

The Small Business Center hosts a steady schedule of seminars and workshops designed to have a positive impact on your bottom line. You can take advantage of these free, low-cost, and high impact seminars at convenient times designed to fit your busy schedule. A sampling of the sessions regularly offered include Starting Your Own Business, Writing a Business Plan, Financing a Small Business, Advertising and Marketing Your Business, and Bookkeeping. Customized programs can be designed for business and industry upon request.

Click here for the current listing of seminars and workshops.

Special Event -A New Mission – Military Women as Entrepreneurs

Please join us on March 4 for this very special entrepreneurship event built just for YOU!

Wednesday, 3/4/15, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Marston Pavilion, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Keynote Speaker – Denise Ryan

Military women entrepreneurs will share their experiences as business owners in a panel presentation, “Stories from the Front Lines”

$25 Registration Fee covers breakfast and lunch

Military Women, whether they are veterans, active duty personnel, or military spouses, will have a unique opportunity to learn how to transform their skills into a new mission in this one day event focused on entrepreneurship.  Military women have skills that translate extremely well into the world of business ownership.  Attend this event to gain key contacts and resources, learn from successful military women entrepreneurs, and get fired up to follow your dream by keynote speaker, Denise Ryan.  If you are a military woman and you have a dream of owning your own business, this day is for YOU!  See the attached flyer for details and be with us on March 4 for A NEW MISSION – Military Women as Entrepreneurs.

For more information, please contact Anne Shaw at shawa@coastalcarolina.edu or 910-938-6319.

Counseling Services

The SBC provides free, confidential counseling on a range of diverse topics. We discuss licensing issues, business plans, business feasibility, marketing and advertising, loans and sources of financing and doing business with the government.

Information & Referral Center

A resource center with periodicals, DVDs, and books is available for use by SBC clients and students. Business planning software and access to a personal computer with Internet connection is available for clients who wish to conduct research or develop a business plan. The SBC also provides referrals to State agencies and other business assistance sources.

The SBC is a clearinghouse for demographic and statistical information for existing and prospective businesses. The SBC provides one-stop shopping for information such as website locations and telephone numbers for governmental agencies and any agency that can assist small business owners.

Coastal Carolina Community College
Small Business Center
(910)938-6322/6389
sbc-itc@coastalcarolina.edu